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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Wednesday 20-Jan-2021

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Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

January 20, 2021

CoViD-19 News and Information you can trust.

Welcome new readers from the Rapid Test Center.

Finally, to the lost 400,000:

“To heal, we must remember. It’s important to do that as a nation. Let us shine the lights in the darkness along the sacred pool of reflection and remember all we have lost”–President Biden
Take care of yourself so we can get through this together.

Dr. Stu Weiss
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COVID-19 HEADLINES FOR TODAYCoronavirus update for January 20, 2021
World Wide UpdatesTennis stars urged not to feed mice in hotel rooms as they quarantine ahead of Australian Open
Plans for contact testing in English schools halted
records its highest weekly number of Covid-19 deaths since November
Lebanon reports record high Covid-19 deaths for third day in a row
EU targets vaccinating at least 70% of the adult population by the summer
Studies suggest vaccinated people protected from new Covid-19 variants
UK records deadliest day since the start of the pandemic, with 1,820 new deaths
Portugal sees another record day for Covid-19 deaths and cases
Italy to take legal action against Pfizer over vaccine delays
There is oxygen left “only for a few days” in Brazil’s Amazonas state as Covid-19 patients increase, MSF warns
Netherlands proposes curfew and bans flights from UK, South Africa, and South America
Vatican starts vaccinating Rome’s homeless
Frontline workers could be moved up the UK’s vaccine rollout list
Third Portuguese minister tests positive within a week
Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19
Germany tightens restrictions as death toll rises
Japan to buy enough Pfizer doses for half of population by July
China builds massive Covid-19 quarantine camp for 4,000 people as outbreak continues
Pfizer vaccine supply a big headache for Canada as death toll surges
UK Covid-19 strain detected in at least 60 countries, WHO says
Beijing steps up Covid-19 measures after reporting biggest case jump in 3 weeks
Colombia’s defense minister is in intensive care due to Covid-19
Variant might partially evade protection from vaccines or prior infection, early research suggests
Brazilian officials were warned 6 days in advance of a looming oxygen crisis in Manaus
A bare-chested Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis getting his second coronavirus vaccine has the internet swooning
UK hospitals “like a war zone” due to Covid-19 cases, says government’s chief scientific advisor
Homeless Canadian man dies steps from shelter closed by COVID restrictions
Dubai cancels non-essential surgery as Covid-19 cases surge
France reports more than 26,000 new Covid cases, highest since November
Two cases in China resemble more infectious strain first seen in UK
Mexico probes coronavirus vaccine theft from hospital
Total Cases Worldwide: 97,197,534
Total Deaths Worldwide: 2,079,750
Total Recovered: 69,705,260

US Updates

More than half a million Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatments have been delivered to US states
Covid-19 deaths remain high in California as US crisis continues
Biden reflects on “winter of peril” during inaugural address
‘Long Covid’ is a real and pressing concern, warns US National Institutes of Health director
Lack of vaccine supply impacting appointments in New York, mayor says
Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property
CDC says nearly 13.6 million people have been vaccinated in the US
Cuomo says COVID vaccine efforts will be ‘week to week’ as supply dwindles
As COVID-19 surges, state report they’re running out of vaccine and canceling tens of thousands of appointments
ASL interpreter during Hawaii’s COVID-19 press briefings dies of virus
Officials call for more vaccine doses as the US death toll exceeds 400,000
More than 16.5 million Covid-19 vaccines doses have been administered across the US
Biden hopes to restore US to world stage in fight against pandemic
CDC’s vaccine advisers schedule emergency meeting for next week
Two NYPD cops diagnosed with COVID-19 after arriving in Washington, D.C., for President Biden’s inauguration
Surgeon General Jerome Adams resigns as Biden assumes presidency
Pharmacist accused of sabotaging COVID vaccines charged with misdemeanor 
New COVID strain in Los Angeles could be driving virus surge
Washington National Cathedral to toll bell 400 times to honor virus victims
EU calls on Biden to take global leadership on COVID-19
Fauci says a new vaccine could be ready for US approval within weeks
Amazon ‘ready to assist’ Biden administration on COVID vaccine rollout 
North Dakota bill would ban wastewater testing for COVID-19
Total US cases: 24,963,923
Total US deaths: 415,015
Total Recovered: 14,934,412
Total Tested in US: 282,867,081
Total cases in CA: 3,068,292
Total deaths in CA: 34,566
Total cases in TX: 2,181,240
Total deaths in TX: 33,689
Total cases in FL: 1,601,011
Total deaths in FL: 24,578
Total cases in NY: 1,312,619
Total deaths in NY: 41,561
Total cases in IL: 1,081,354
Total deaths in IL: 20,285
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